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#186348 Not very lucky at the moment

Posted by vitesse on 09 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Why me!!! lol


First I got done for speeding, had to pay for the naughty speeders course and half my tooth fell out. Having nearly got that sorted out went to get up of the sofa on sunday evening and stubbed my toe on the armchair and....SNAP


Yep, well and truly broken it, was bent at like 45 degrees sideways, got to A&E and had an Xray and not only had i broken it also dislocated it too, so on with the gas and air and yelling a few expletives while they snap it all back into place, had to go back today to find out if i'd need an op to pin it. Luckily no i dont however signed off work an on crutches for 3 weeks.


Guess what I'm supposed to be doing at work next week....yep....2 weeks of annual leave :( so ive lost my holidays now


So if anyone wants lottery numbers for the weekend just ask me and then pick anything except what i suggest :wink:

#187293 WatercoolingUK March Giveaway - WINNER ANNOUNCED

Posted by Rob* on 14 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hi Everyone,


OK so we've decided, to celebrate our 10th year for the rest of this year, each month we'll be giving away at least one popular product which has either just been released or has been a best seller recently.


There is only half of March left, so this will give you more chance to Win as there will potentially be less people applying :)


Prize Details:
March Giveaway - EK Water Blocks EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal - Worth over £85.00 (shipped)


How can i win?:

Two simple steps...

  1. Post a reply in this topic below saying "Gimme some EK goodness"
  2. Like our Facebook page and confirm this by liking or sharing the Facebook post about the March Giveaway on our wall.


  1. You need to be a registered member of the Watercooling UK forum with a post count of 5 or more.
  2. Shipping is covered within the UK up to the value of £10.00, due to the popularity of our site in other countries, you may apply if outside of the UK but shipping will be charged.
  3. Prize must be claimed within 1 month of winning, you will be emailed, if no reply you will be called, if no reply we will attempt to find you on Facebook or other means, if we get no reply then your prize will be given away in another draw throughout the year.
  4. This prize cannot be won by Watercooling UK Staff or their associates.
  5. Have fun, and help us make this a monthly thing!

Thanks for reading, and good luck =D:




Forum Competition Winner :: MARCH


MattWill - Please contact me if you read this first, but i have sent you a PM.

Congrats :)



#185184 Lian li V2000 for sale (not by me)

Posted by sebyg666 on 06 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hya guys.
After joining this forum and seeing what Andy did with his V2000's i decided to look for the same case. I really like its looks and the enormous space it has. I searched and searched and googled my touchy off for about 2 weeks and came across 2.
one was here in the UK and the other is in Dallas USA. Off course I got the one that was here in the UK but the one from the USA is still up for grabs and i just wanted to share the info with people here on the forum since i saw a few people are looking for one.

Unfortunately I don't have the person's Email address. So you will have to join the forums on Overclock.net and then you will want to contact utnorris . Just so you also know the price, he wants $130 for the case and the shipping to M30 (thats me) is $126 so please bare in mind the price for shipping may be different for you and also that if anyone decides to contact him I hold no responsibility for anything as I'm just forwarding information. I do hope this does not break any forum rules. If it does feel free to remove this thread.

I genuinely hope this helps someone get the case they want. I did get the permission to pass on this info from the gentleman so just let him know if you contact him that its thanks to me.

Hope everyone has a nice day.

P.S. here is a direct link to his profile.

#95463 Rep

Posted by Davep on 08 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

I see not a lot of people are using the rep system

Would be a good idea for people to add rep when people help out

Come on guys start using it, seems a bit pointness having it on here if no one is using it

Some people may no actually know its on here, has it is a bit hidden on here

to add rep do this

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Then just press agree or disagree

- If you disagree, a point get taken away from there rep
- Agree, a point gets added

Then just write a comment is the box about the rep

And then click add to reputation

To find out how many rep points you got, and who gave you rep, just go into User CP, and it will say all the rep you have recieved

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Also Another Way You Can See Your Rep Status Or Others Rep (This is Just From/On A Normal Thread)

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#95111 A Guide To Hardware Testing

Posted by Elemental_Dragon on 06 March 2009 - 11:40 AM

Might be worth a sticky, not sure, but I've typed this out so many times before (Mainly for Davep :P). Also not sure if it should be Tech or Guides.... Maybe both?

It'll save many hours of stress, blood, sweat n' tears and of course, money!

:: Testing Your Newly Built Rig ::

1).After you power it on it...

  • A). ...Boots up successfully. Congratulations! You have built your rig correctly first time round and have no fualty gear!
  • B). ...Beeps repeatedly. Two things it can be here.
    1). First, check your power cables. It's most likely that you have not plugged in the GPU power cable.
    2). The other common repetitive beep is that you haven't installed or correctly seated your RAM.
    3). ***Gigabyte Boards only*** BIOS Error - this usually results in an RMA unfortunately due to the BIOS chip being corrupted.
  • C). ...Nothing at all, no power what so ever.
    1). Check all the leads are attatched to the motherboard and GPU's, the front panel switch is wired up correctly etc.
    2). Your PSU is most likely faulty. Use a tester such as this one to test and confirm. (there are fancier 1s but these are 1 of the best imo as it gives clear, simple to understand results)
  • D). ...Powers on, but there is no display.
    1). Did it make a post beep? If so, check that the monitor cable is plugged in and if so, try the other port. Still no display? Then it's most likely the GPU that is at fault. Swap the GPU out for another card for testing purposes.
    2). No post beep. Start backtracking. Check to see the GPU has enough power (modern cards have LED indicators on the cards that light up red if there is not enough power). If you are using adapters, try disconnecting and HDD's and DVD drives you may have - your PSU may not have enough power to power all the rails. Still nothing? Try a different GPU (idealy a non powered 1). Still nothing? Try taking all the RAM out the system. If the motherboard beeps repeatedly, then it recognises that there is no RAM. Reseat the RAM one at a time. You may have a faulty stick or slot. If the board doesn't beep with no RAM in it, then we're looking at a duff board or CPU. Try testing with a different CPU. If it still doesn't post, check again with no RAM. Again, if there's no beep, then we know that the motherboard has a fault. Time to RMA.
  • E). ... It powers on, but there's distortion on the screen. Distortion, blocks of red/blue/green or white on the BIOS post screen or in Windows unfortunately means there is a fault with the GPU or monitor. Test with another card or monitor to confirm which of the 2 it is. On rare occasions (I mean very rare) a driver update can resolve this problem if it only occurs within Windows. (I had 2 9600GT's and the first was fine but came back 2 days later with distortion when playing BF2142. I put in the 2nd and it did the same thing until I did a driver update. RMA'd the original card and it was returned having passed 24hrs of Crysis benchmark utility)

  • F). If the system was all working, and/or none of these help. Reset the CMOS (remove the battery for ~10mins / press "Clear CMOS button if your motherboard has one)
That's all I can think off at the moment. If people would like me to add to this, please feel free to ask and I'll see what I can do. :D


#186438 Project Marshlands: A Military Themed Build..

Posted by keenan on 17 July 2013 - 12:02 AM

Hello guys.
This is my first ever project, most from old and second hand stuff so it's not being build for performance.. It is however themed to be a military build so it'll be build around the following..
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Amd FX 4100
16GB Corsair Vengeance Memory
nVidia GTX470's
Dont know about the PSU yet, but hoping to get my hands on something powerful enough for both gpu's


Corsair Vengeance C70 (Military Green)
Everything will be watercooled apart from the Sabertooth to keep the color scheme..
Pics of the hardware


Sponsored by:

Fans sponsored by Akasa
Power supply sponsored by Corsair
Case mods sponsored by Mnpctech


#185929 Last of the Folders!

Posted by IanF on 02 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Oh well,

looks like the Folding Team has finally died a death as I'm the only one left :cry:.

Think I'll keep it going until I top the leader board then that'll do me as I've been at it since 2005.

It was good while it lasted.


#132039 Rep

Posted by andybones12 on 12 September 2009 - 11:56 PM

Can't get rep after 2000 posts,quite alot of trading and never a bad word.Hmm so what's the point of rep then.:|


#91914 MOT stuff for your info

Posted by 7755matt on 19 February 2009 - 07:21 PM

All the test manuals have recently been made available publicly.

Not sure if any of you will be interested, but its a way to look up things they test, how and reasons the vehicle can fail.


#187239 New WatercoolingUK Website Launch 01/03/2014

Posted by Rob* on 28 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

Hey Everyone,


We're quite excited here at WCUK today, as tomorrow we go live with our brand new site and forums.. It's been a long time coming but i'm sure everyone will agree that it's been well worth the wait.


Thanks to all of our Beta testers on the Website and Forums who have been activing bug shooting with us, everything is more polished now.


Here's some new features:


- Brand new WCUK design for our 10th Year
- Today Only Sales

- This week Only Sales

- Overall enhanced user experience within customer account pages

- Overall enhanced visual experience across the whole site & forums

- Larger thumbnails, clearer product images

- Updated and working Tracking modules via Royal Mail, UK Mail and UPS

- Fully updated RMA system, with interactive Ticket assistance.

- Live Support via our forum Chat feature

- System Builder for customised systems and Watercooled Cases (will launch within 1 months of the main site launch)

- Introduction of Product Stream which is product news and new products

- Guest Check-out facility

- Customers can print their own PDF invoices from their account pages

- Customers will be able to add to, remove from their own orders prior to us taking payment.


The list goes on... We simply cannot wait.


With this being our 10th Year, we're planning to run a prize giveaway each month right the way through till 2015, this is being backed by some of the largest manufacturers and suppliers we've dealt with over the last 10 years.

#186778 10th Year Site / Forum changes + We need your help!

Posted by Rob* on 02 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hey all..
Just wanted to put a post on here to let you know that soon we'll be making the move over to our new website, and in turn the forums will also be re-designed around that to keep them looking the same / similar and maybe to push some cross promotion who knows :)
Amongst other things, one of the main reasons we're moving to the new design is to grow the brand up a little from what people have known over the past 10 years, and also the fact that it's been 10 years since we launched WatercoolingUK, we thought it would be great to change things up a little.
The new site is a very clean looking, feature enhanced model - It takes alot of inspiration from some of the bigger sites out their right now and also enables us to move onto the next level and support the growth we have in store for the next comming years.
Due to the above changes, we'll have some down time on the forums, hopefully not too much but i just wanted to let you know.
We are also looking for the following people to help us out:
Forum Administrator & Social Presence.

Forum Administrator with existing knowledge of forum administration, so knowing IPBoard software is a ideal but if you've used VB or PHPBB extensively I dare say you can pick IPBoard up easily. You also need to have a keen eye on Social Media and postings, and be able to post on behalf of the company about new products and promote sales / giveaways. This role has a negotiated pay attached to it and you will become part of the WCUK Front line team.
Customer Service advisor.

We have an opening for a full or part time customer service advisor, who's role would be to stand on the front line of our business along side a small team helping customers, promoting the business and dealing with return for all brands, along with a great ability to solve problems and resolve them so that customers are satisfied. You will be self motivated and work directly with a small team of other advisors here in Manchester or we could be flexible to the right person and allow remote working from your home location. Salary depending on experience and conforms with national minimum wage.
Forum Moderators

Forum moderators with existing knowledge of the roll to help keep posts in line and fight those pesky bots! This role is none paid but comes with a fixed Moderator discount on any of our stores.
Facebook / Twitter Moderators
We'll be putting 1 Facebook and Twitter moderator into action to help deal with any enquiries or questions which come through from Social Media, and also to work with the Forum Administrator with new product posts, sales and giveaways. This role is none paid but comes with a fixed Moderator discount on any of our stores.
To apply for any of the above posts, please drop an email over to jobs@wcukonline.co.uk making the subject the job you're interested in and if it's a paid role, you’re CV.
Happy New year everyone :sos:

#186502 GPU+waterblock advice needed.

Posted by MopiGothi on 03 August 2013 - 05:50 PM



I'm trying to find something that Google in its infinite wisdom seems unable to tell me. Almost as though the manufacturers never thought of, so never listed it as a specification so there's nothing to match with a search... hmm


Most graphics cards are two slot affairs, but I have a MicroATX motherboard, and want two cards - and a soundcard.


So I started looking for cards that only take up one slot - fine if I want something not capable of running the current games.


But of course, whack a waterblock on a card and suddenly it's single slot right? Well, rarely as in their "wisdom" manufacturers put on power connectors that are two slots wide, and a second DVI connector also making it too wide.


So... I thought Watercoolinguk,co.uk might know a thing or two about waterblocks... so I came here.



Per card budget is approximately £200 (if I eat noodles for a whole months maybe £300)... 

Needs to be as gaming capable as possible - and overclockable 

But also needs to be able to be single slot when using a waterblock...


Any combination of Card and Waterblock that works is cool, I don't have any brand affiliations to worry about, but I do want the maximum graphics potential from the thinest package possible.


I have been sifting the entire internet for this, each time I find a card - can't find a waterblock to fit, or if I can find a block it's got two slot wide sockets...


£300 monies (so faaaar end of affordable and makes waterblocks another month away...) in the right online shop gets a KFA2 GTX680 with only one row of ports narrow power sockets but can't find anything that says it fits block-wise... or I tracked down some Asus 7870 cards which as version 1 would have cut down to one slot - but nowhere has them in stock anymore and only the version 2 exist - they have double width sockets...


Thanks in advance, I've a credit card aching to buy stuff, but don't want get stuff that wont do what I want the way I want...

#185546 Project Arclight

Posted by tobyak on 08 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

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Behold my latest creation to be

Project Arclight will be a huge case built on an Enermax Fulmo GT chassis with some serious power behind it also provided by Enermax in the shape of the mighty Platimax 1200watt psu

Te Arclight will be an all acrylic outer shell with a double action doors and servo actuated fan intakes that will open and close based on fan speeds, the shell will have a double tone look with layered panels of black and flourescent blue to accent every edge even the 100s of vent parts will have glowing edges, the interior will be a partitioned system very much like the custom partition for my other project "Sulaco" but with far more refinement

Much of the details i would like to keep slightly underwraps untill I post them for that extra mystery, heres a little peek at the exterior

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several sponsors are already assisting me on this build and there help is as ever massively appreciated i simply would not be able to do this without them

Acrylic and solvent supplied by Hindleys. These guys are amazing, catering for 100s of different types of materials from plastic to metal and everything in between. And allays happy to answer even the craziest of questions a modder like me can ask

Massive thanks to Enermax for supplying a Fulmo GT, Platimax 1200wall and a vast array of case fans from there amazing Vegas range

Thanks also go to Bitfenix for givign me so much on my last project that i have enough spare to add to Arclight

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Stay tuned for a lot more to come........

#163641 Looking for some help with ssd setup.

Posted by spoon on 16 June 2010 - 12:01 AM

You all know where the rep button is :P

#132134 Rep

Posted by subset7 on 13 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

I,ve never been able to leave rep for anyone,it doesn't seem to work for me for some reason :-s

#95632 Q6600 chips are making me lol

Posted by freshage on 09 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

My brain > Intel


#188004 Project - Renew

Posted by Phoenixdancer on 14 March 2016 - 09:31 AM



Its been a long time since i frequented these forums, sorry about that. 

I have not touched my PC in a long time.. well i have but not in the way we all like, taking it apart and rebuilding it. 


Recently i have noticed a very small leak from the D5 pump top, seems the threads have cracked over time and now it needs replacing. Also some green fluff has decided to make the Res its home.

The system is loosing water and needs to be topped up, but i decided it was about time to renew the system and get a new case.



I decided on the new CORE P5 Wall mountable case, to go with it an Alphacool D5 Light tower res/pump top and a 480mm Alphacool MONSTA radiator.
I also decided to venture into the world of hard tubing, so some Alphacool Black 10/13 connectors and 2 packs of 10/13 90cm tube has been ordered. 

Over all this renewing phase has cost £400... It may seem a lot simply for water cooling renew and a case but its worth it. Especially when i checked my temps last night (first time in months) and it seems the blocks may be full of goo... 80C on CPU and 65C on the 290x's!

That's 40C higher than when i first built the rig on the CPU and 20C on the cards. 


So, Currently I am at the stage of waiting for WCUK to pack the goods and post them to me. Hopefully they arrive by Thursday otherwise i will be waiting till the 4th of April as I'm having the bits sent to work (no ones homes)... and the school shuts on Thursday for 2 weeks!


I will post an update to this thread when the bits arrive, and many many photo's will be made. 
I also plan to make a Sped up video of the build process. 


Thanks for reading. Catch you later! 




#186183 Build requiring 2 x 360mm radiators, advice needed

Posted by DeusMortemCustom on 15 May 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hey folks,


We're currently building a very specific system and have run into a bit of an issue. The case has to be white. There is no way around it, we've tried, it has to be white. It also has to hold 7 3.5" HDD's. That's fair enough. But the kicker is, we need one that can house 2 x 360mm radiators. That's where we hit a brick wall.


If it was financially viable to order a chunk of steel from the US, we'd have gone with the Azza Genesis 9000 as it is quite simply, massive. However we don't have that luxury, being based in Ireland. So the two options we're looking at from WCUK are the BitFenix Shinobi and the Aerocool X-Predator.


We had a chat with WCUK on Facebook and expressed our concerns about fitting the second rad. The first is fine as, like most decent cases, there's a nice space in the top for it. The second however either requires external mounting, which we really don't want, or the removal of HDD cages/non-use of LCD panels, DVD drive etc. Which in itself sounds like it would kill the project.


So our question to the community is, has anybody done something similar with either of these cases?




#185402 Project Black-Green

Posted by vitesse on 28 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Hello peeps :)

some of you might remember my last project log that was supposed to be a bit subtle but ended up getting a hefty load of USB controlled led's http://forum.waterco...chromatic-tj07/

Well its time to upgrade, so I thought I'd share what I have done so far (not much admittedly) I'm reusing my old TJ07 but tweaking it around a bit and I'm going with a black/green theme and might try to incorporate some Call Of Duty stuff and a lot more electronics based mods

Anyways, the new hardware I have already fitted:

Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus P8Z77V mobo
8GB Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-14900(1866)
Western Digital black 1TB sata3
Samsung 830 128gb sata 3 SSD
OCZ 1000W full modular PSU
A pair of EVGA GTX660

Not totally great but will do me for a few years yet :) anyways I've decided to add even more electronics tomfoolery to this build. I'm planning on incorporating a few 16x2 Green/Black LCD displays internally for various things (got those on order....from China) and spent the last couple of days toiling away on my workbench and came up with a PWM fan speed controller that will work on either conventional 3 pin fans or the new 4 pin PWM fans, i'm planning when I actually can get my watercooling bits that I'll use a temperature probe (lm35 sensor) sealed up and immersed in the res to measure the temperature and that will regulate the speed control of the rad fans. I've done a bit of testing and came up with a working circuit:

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I've left a few bits off the diagram such as smoothing caps etc, anways its basicaly a PIC microcontroller that is generating PWM for the fan(s) and as a demo its just ramping up/down on a timer but in the finished one for my build will be basing the speed on the water temps. I stuck a vid on youtube and thought I'd also say a little hello on the LCD to my friends here :)

https://www.youtube....sKoyJ9Q&index=1 (ignore the other vids on there unless your into motorbikes lol)

The hardware in that vid fan, LCD etc is not what i'll be using its just stuff i had laying around to in my workshop to prototype with, the LCD's ive ordered are green VFD letters on black background

I've got a few more electronic gizmo ideas I will be incorporating in the new build but wont really be showing them much until ive prototyped them :) so far the only mods that I have in there I will keep is the braiding i've done on my new OCZ PSU

Only thing holding me back now on watercooling it is waiting for EK to release their 660 waterblocks that they are doing.

Anyways...more to follow soon

#132049 Rep

Posted by Pablo on 13 September 2009 - 05:08 AM

I thought id added to your rep before?.

Oh well you dont need little green dots for people to know you are a nice guy.

+10,000 reps + 1 hug